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Giving Together: How Islington Giving is transforming local philanthropy

Wednesday 24 July 2013

Islington Giving is a ground-breaking charitable campaign that tackles the most pressing issues facing residents in Islington, London. At the heart of the project is one simple idea: that the whole can be more than the sum of its parts. The campaign seeks to establish whether a combination of partnership, collaboration, local focus and local knowledge can achieve greater impact than a disparate collection of organisations working in isolation on their own particular priorities.

Instinctively this feels like a logical approach, but Islington Giving is testing its model on the complex and entrenched social problems of one the UK’s most deprived areas. The aim of this independent evaluation is to judge the degree to which the campaign is succeeding – put bluntly, to see whether there is any mileage in the Islington Giving model.